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Smashing Boxes Continues History of Innovative Solutions with CIO Advisor

Over the course of the last 12 months, businesses have been forced to adapt to a new way of doing business in a virtual and contactless environment. For massive companies with significant budgets, they were able to make the shift fairly seamlessly. But, for small and medium sized enterprises without the capital to employ a CIO or tech leader, the adaptation has caused a variety of issues.

Continuing with our rich history of innovation and outside the box solutions, Smashing Boxes recognized the opportunity to use our technical expertise to offer companies in need a solution by launching CIO Advisor, offering all the benefits of a full-time CIO at a fraction of the cost.

As the digital transformation we’re currently experiencing continues to take shape, it’s important to understand what a CIO is, how it differs from a CTO, and how a CIO can benefit your organization.

What is a CIO?

A CIO, or chief information officer, is a businesses’ IT leader and is responsible for maximizing the company’s productivity through a variety of methods including the implementation of new systems, creating company specific software, running the company’s internal IT operations, developing business strategies to improve the company’s performance.

What’s the difference between a CIO and CTO?

With both the CIO and CTO focused on technology and IT, it’s easy to confuse the two. So, to put it simply, the CIO is focused on the technologies that make the company successful internally, while the CTO concentrates on the external facing technologies.

3 Benefits of a CIO

Wearable Tech is Elevating Healthcare Capabilities

We’re a couple days into a new year. Our resolutions have been made, and quite possibly broken already, but coming off a year where healthcare was not only at the forefront, but was flipped on its head, chances are you have some sort of health-related goal in mind for 2021 and wearable technology and IoT can help you achieve your goals and communicate with your doctor more efficiently.

Defying Race Stereotypes in Tech

The lack of diversity in tech is no secret and it has long been an issue that companies around the world have seemed to sweep under the rug or be afraid to discuss publicly. In 2014 Google did the unthinkable by making their diversity numbers public, and unsurprisingly the company’s nearly 50,000 employees were predominantly male and white or Asian.

The New Leaders of Smashing Boxes

We are excited to announce a new leadership team! Nick Jordan, our founder, will be moving from CEO to Chairman/CEO and eventually just Chairman. Why might you ask? Well, Nick is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for solving problems with technology, helping others to do so, and building a community and ecosystem in the process. Want to know more about what’s already in the works? Check out Nick's thoughts by clicking here!

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